This is the Leadership Journey series on the Choosing Leadership Podcast.

I believe we all have a lot to learn from each other’s stories – of where we started, where we are now, and our successes and struggles on the way. With this series of interviews, my attempt is to give leaders an opportunity to share their stories and for all of us to learn from their generous sharing. If you know a leader whom you would like to see celebrated on the show, please send me a message on LinkedIn with their name.

Step into the captivating world of Marina, a visionary leader on a mission to reshape humanity’s trajectory. An enigmatic blend of a scientist’s curiosity and a diplomat’s acumen, Marina’s journey unfolds across continents, languages, and cultures. 

From an early age, she defied norms, embracing challenges that propelled her into diverse realms, from academia to the event and fashion industries. 

Guided by unshakable ethics, she steered clear of paths misaligned with her values, forging a luminous trail through the intricate landscape of leadership.

Her story is a symphony of resilience, a testament to the power of listening. Her keen perception, honed through encounters with CEOs and navigating uncharted territories, highlights the magic of understanding others.

With an unwavering commitment to positive reinforcement and a conviction that being rich transcends financial gain, she envisions a future where humanity slows down, savors its advancements, and charts a harmonious course with the planet. 


You can find Marina at the below links

In the interview, Marina shares

  • “I’m probably a frustrated scientist, pushed into diplomatic services instead of scientific studies.”
  • “I’ve learned that listening is magical; it taught me more than all my education and cultural experiences combined.”
  • “Leadership is not about being born or becoming one, but about staying true to yourself through humility and audacity.”
  • “Fear is a dominant factor in decision-making; I choose to listen to the call of good instead.”
  • “Being rich has nothing to do with money; it’s about finding contentment and learning from the simple joys of life.”
  • “We’re living on a ball that’s running around the galaxy; we need to stop taking ourselves so seriously.”
  • “Leadership is about embracing diverse forms of intelligence, from academic to emotional, to foster growth.”
  • “Authenticity shatters stereotypes; leadership transcends gender norms and empowers each individual’s unique qualities.”
  • “In a world racing toward the finish line, we must learn from history and slow down to appreciate our advancements.”
  • “Education is the key to humanity’s survival, addressing ecological, financial, and poverty-related challenges.”